In action that showed on the surface, the Congressmen:
¶ Worked full steam ahead on a bill setting up a $3.1 billion program for civilian defense.
¶ Whipped through a bill to extend federal rent control 90 days beyond Dec. 31, thus keeping the lid on rents until the 82nd Congress can get around to making up its mind about it.
¶ Passed the $3.4 billion excess-profits tax bill through the House (378 to 20), and studied it in the Senate.
¶ Listened resignedly in the House to Pennsylvania's cantankerous Lame Duck Robert F. ("Where's the money coming...